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Volume 13, Number 1, Year 2022

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E.J. Olotu


The current issue of the Journal of Anatomical Sciences (Volume 13 Number 1) has 33 peer-reviewed research articles. This issue promises a rich array of articles that indeed speaks to the evolutionary trend and diversity we are witnessing in the field of Anatomical Sciences. <p>There are arti...

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This study was conducted to measure the air level of formaldehyde in some selected hospital mortuaries in Benin City. The mortuaries included a Teaching hospital mortuary, General hospital mortuary and Private hospital mortuary respectively. The mortuaries served as the test groups while Staff off...

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Godson KP, Osunwoke EA and Gwunireama IU

Morphometric Dimensions of Malleus in Male Cadavers

The auditory ossicles; malleus, incus and stapes transfer sound vibrations in the tympanic membrane from the middle ear to the inner ear. These ossicles are located in the petrous part of the temporal bone and they form a chain across the tympanic cavity from tympanic membrane. This study is aimed...

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The research was conducted to radiologically measure the dimensions of sella turcica using skull x-rays amongst Port Harcourt residents. The research examined the length, depth and anteroposterior diameter of a total of 200 skull radiographs. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 120...

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It is an accepted fact that the facial norms for different ethnic groups can differ widely. So there is need to establish specific anthropometric data for facial study for population with different ethnic background. The aim of this study is to determine the facial characteristics of adult Kalabar...

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This study evaluated the sub-acute effect of African eggplant, bitter leaf plant, and their combination on the antioxidant enzyme activities, histological changes, and weight of the kidney in male Wistar rats. The rats were grouped into four; control group (A) which received no treatment and 3 tes...

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Skin is the largest organ of the body and is known to protect the body from microbes, and helps in thermal regulation. It is divided into epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. External factors could be due to dermal application of certain chemicals like hydroquinone and exposure to ultraviolet rays. ...

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Taiwo-Ola DO, Otulana OJ, Dare BJ, Osonuga IO, Odubela KO, Ifarajimi RO, Oyejide PO and Adenowo TK

Anthropometric Comparison of Nasal Parameters between Male and Female Yoruba Students

Nasal index (NI) is a useful anthropometric parameter in forensic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. It is also useful in classification of race and sex of individuals of unknown identity. Such anatomical documentation is absent among the Yoruba students in the Department of Anatomy, OlabisiOnab...

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Omuruka TC, Osunwoke EA, and Edibamode EI

Novel Classification Model of Normal Palmar Creases

Anatomically the term “creases” are epidermal flexure lines present on palmar or plantar surfaces and its importance has been widely published. However, despite elaborate literatures on the clinical and anthropological implications of palmar creases there is still dearth of studies providing simpl...

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Godson KP, Osunwoke EA, Gwunireama IU, Onyewuchi MO, Ohaneye C

A Study of Morphometrical Analysis of Human Stapes Using Cadavers

The auditory ossicles (AO) transfer sound vibrations in the tympanic membrane (TM) from the middle ear to the inner ear. These ossicles (malleus, incus & stapes) can be found in the petrous part of the temporal bone (TB). In the TM they form a chain across the tympanic cavity. The present study wa...

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Osaat RS, Oghenemavwe EL, Oladipo GS and Amadi PN

Dermatoglyphics: A Diagnostic Tool for Autism

Dermatoglyphics, a well-established method for personal identification over some decades can also be used in the diagnosis of varieties of genetic diseases. The aim of this research was to evaluate the dermatoglyphics of the palm of autistic subjects for diagnostic purpose. The study recruited 100...

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Most research work on facial and canthal indices have shown very distinct characteristics across several tribes. These peculiarities are influenced by age, sex, tribe and geographical location. Our aim therefore is to determine the facial and canthal indices in adolescents of Ogoni tribe. This is ...

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Angular photometric analysis deals with the measurement of the soft tissues of the face using angular parameters. The morphology of the human face varies from person to person and more in populations and ethnic groups. The aim of this study is to determine the facial features and qualities of the ...

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The study of head measurements or Cephalometric/Craniometrics demonstrated that head shape varies in different races and population across the world and is related to the cephalic index. Also the cephalic dimensions can be related to other body measurement which is important for Medical, Forensic ...

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